strange behaviour of 'ls'

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Fri Apr 8 21:22:00 GMT 2016


Am 08.04.2016 um 20:52 schrieb Achim Gratz:
> Thomas Wolff writes:
>> Like for grep which now barfs out when a character isn’t recognized in
>> the current encoding (and grep doesn’t even provide an environment
>> variable to override this mis-feature), these assumedly-modern
>> upstream changes are a nuisance.
> You are barking up the wrng tree, please take that upstream.
I was just discussing some background, pointing out this is an upstream 
nuisance.

>> For ls at least, it can be fixed with the environment variable
>> QUOTING_STYLE but that isn’t even mentioned in the manual page!%§↯
>> – Poor old Unix tradition fades away.
>>
>> What about adding
>> export QUOTING_STYLE=literal
>> to /etc/profile as a fix?
> No, but you're free to do whatever you wish in /etc/profile.d (or lobby
> the coreutils maintiner to provide it with the package, although I'd
> suggest that it shouldn't get installed by default).
I wouldn't ask the maintainer for a change with such an impact without 
discussing it in the community first, of course everybody can set up 
their own environment anyway.
Cheers
Thomas

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